AVG antivirus has an easy modern interface that’s simple to use. When it launches, it shows an overview of your device’s security status. It displays clear messages that provide information on whether the software’s virus definitions are up to date and if the security suite is in active. AVG also examines for malware and other threats to storage devices, as well as performs the performance tuneup to improve the speed of your system by removing unwanted data and extending battery life.

AVG’s premium plans offer more robust features that offer more security overall. The paid plan, for game security violation detected instance provides anti-ransomware protection to protect your data and files from hackers who steal money through stealing your device. Additionally, AVG Ultimate includes web and email security to protect you from spam and phishing attacks. Other features include a file shredder, safer banking, and protection of webcams.

AVG users can avail of a range of free features, including a photo vault which stores photos in an encrypted format, as well as cleaning tools to optimize Android devices by removing junk files. However, most of the other features are only available to paying subscribers. This includes an identity protection feature that tracks passwords that have been leaked and the capability to remotely locate a stolen phone and more sophisticated anti-theft tools, such as camera traps that secretly snaps a photograph of anyone who attempts to take the device.

AVG’s robust malware protection is backed up by a solid track record in the monthly tests of AV-Test. This includes a perfect score in the test that was which was conducted between March and April this year.